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Researchers from HIMS frequently join forces with other academic research groups, both one-to-one and via large (public-public and public-private) consortia. The collaborations listed below are often at the heart of the utilisation areas of HIMS.

Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry is one of the 20 Research Priority Areas of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), representing the very best the university has to offer in terms of research and in which the UvA is a worldwide leader.

Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam

The Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) brings together the strong analytical chemistry groups from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, as well as recognised experts from a multitude of industrial partners.

Comprehensive Analytical Science and Technology

COAST, an independent foundation for COmprehensive Analytical Science and Technology, is recognized as the Dutch national analytical-science-and-technology partner with an integrated strategic agenda of R&D, education and infrastructure.

Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center

The Co van Ledden Hulsebosch Center is the interdisciplinary expertise center for forensic scientific and medical research in Amsterdam. In CLHC, HIMS researchers cooperate with the Academic Medical Centre, AMC-UvA, and the Netherlands Forensic Institute, NFI.

Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

The Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS) is a new innovative interdisciplinary research center housed in the Ateliergebouw in Amsterdam, uniting art history, conservation and science.


The Institute QuantiVision (iQ) develops medical (imaging) devices and protocols for quantitative analysis of medical images, to guide therapy and facilitate therapeutic interventions. Its focus is on oncology and neurology.

LaserLaB Amsterdam

LaserLaB Amsterdam, with participating research groups from VU University, UvA, AMC and VUmc explores the interaction of light with matter, spanning from individual molecules to living tissue and sustainable energy sources.

Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography

The Amsterdam-based Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) focuses on the fundamental physics involved in current and future key technologies in nanolithography, primarily for the semiconductor industry.

Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium

ARC-CBBC is a national Advanced Research Center for excellent research in major, complex societal challenges related to chemistry and energy, associated with the growing demand for the finite supply of raw materials and the ever-increasing demand for new functionalities to enhance prosperity around the globe. Three HIMS researchers have been accepted as ARC-CBBC member.

Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling

The Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) is a center for theory and multiscale modeling in chemistry, physics and biology, formed by three research groups of  VU University Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam and AMOLF.

Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry

In the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry, founded in 1994, HIMS cooperates with chemistry groups from Leiden University and VU University Amsterdam. The research focuses on the physical, chemical and biological properties of small to moderately sized molecules in relation to their electronic and spatial structures. HRSMC also offers an extensive training programme for PhD students in inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry, crystallography and mass spectrometry.

Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research NIOK

NIOK is a virtual institute consisting of Dutch University Groups active in all areas of catalysis. It acts as the platform and sparring partner for national and international contacts on catalysis with academia, industry and government. NIOK is the abbreviation for the denomination in Dutch: ‘Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Katalyse’. NIOK also educates young researchers in the field of catalysis by offering a number of courses for PhD and master students.

Amsterdam Chemistry Network

Amsterdam Chemistry Network (ACN) is a trusted brand and network organization representing chemistry business and research in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region. ACN stimulates and facilitates innovation by connecting professionals and supporting companies, academics, and startups to promote a collaborative approach to research and technological innovation. ACN can help to found public-private partnerships to solve complex challenges and offers you quick access to the necessary resources and talent.